One of the leading national advocates against the death penalty brought her message to Ohio on Tuesday.
Sister Helen Prejean travels the world in her efforts to end capital punishment.
On Tuesday, she found herself in Ohio with the same goal, 10TV's Chuck Strickler reported.
Prejean visited on the same day that Reginald Brooks, 66, died by lethal injection after he killed his three sons in 1982.
"All of our names are on that gurney this morning because we're a democracy, and if we're not working to change something, we're complicit with it," said Prejean.
The outspoken Catholic nun became internationally known in the 1990's for her book "Dead Man Walking," which was later made into a movie.
"They have to know life without parole in Ohio is real, and the people can be safe without our having to imitate the violence and do the killing," Prejean said.
Prejean is working to promote the Executive Justice Bill, which would end the death penalty in Ohio.
The Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association said that it opposes the legislation and believes the death penalty is an effective deterrent to violent crime.
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